Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup, Week of Dec. 5

This week: Black Friday rises in the U.K., but fades in the U.S. Diamond District robbery suspect nabbed. Find a diamond in a candle. All below.


Scott Kay has died. Awful news. Our condolences to all affected.


EGL International shuts down as network reorganizes.

– Closing of EGL International—and its lessons for our business.

– Michelle Graff has a few questions.

– Chaim Even-Zohar: Nothing will change in lab game.


Black Friday: Not bad for jewelers.

– But not great at the mall.

– Shows shift in shopping.

– Are estimates just guesswork?

– Black Friday comes to Britain.

– Target employee’s speech goes viral.


Interview with head of Chow Tai Fook.


Pantone names Marsala the 2015 Color of the Year.


Platinum price rigged, lawsuit charges.


Lia sophia closing down.


Christie’s CEO stepping down.


CEO Michele Sofisti leaves Gucci Watches and Jewelry.


Sears closing 235 stores.

– Is collapse inevitable?


TAG Heuer to unveil Intel smartwatch in January.


Diamond District robbery suspect arrested in Maryland.


Indian industry gets despondent about diamond sales.

– Polished prices dropping.

– Avi Krawitz looks at the diamond-buying cycle.

– “Diamond decade” disappoints.


Man proposes with lab-grown diamond at Superdome.


The need for generic diamond marketing.


DEF debuts DiamondsDoGood.com.


HSBC, Antwerp investigation might drag on for years.


Africa Israel wants to liquidate Taly Diamonds.


India, Russia look into new deal.


Rio Tinto invests $350 million in Diavik mine expansion.


Venezuela counting diamonds as part of reserves.


Secret footage allegedly shows diamond diggers tortured in Angola.


Pandora breached securities law, court finds.


Daniel’s Jewelers names Joseph Donaghy CFO.


Corinne Jewelers sells $170,000 pink diamond.


Coronet Diamonds claims Rihanna stole its pic.


Martha Stewart’s dog wears diamonds to Thanksgiving dinner.


Cameron Diaz flaunts mystery bands.


Chinese consumers don’t like memorial diamonds.


Candle company offers chance to find diamonds.


Woman claims rings found in Salvation Army kettle.


Diamond boots in Dubai.


Man loses diamond-encrusted phone.


Media Watch:

New York Post calls 47th Street “heist capital of New York.”

Mediapost doesn’t like Jane Seymour Open Hearts commercial.

The New York Times on jewelry wearables, repurposed gems, and visiting a 47th Street hamsa.

New Orleans Times-Picayune on couples getting nontraditional rings.

Yahoo Finance talks to Blue Nile.

Yahoo Travel writer likes jade.

BBC in Asia talks up diamonds as investment. (video)

Fashionista.com talks to De Beers designer.

Houston Chronicle profiles gemologist Steve Silver.

Elementary features diamond-smuggling plot.


From the blog:

Interview With Kent Wong, Head of Chow Tai Fook

The Closing of EGL Int’l and Its Lessons for Our Business


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